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Inspired Flight at Bude Castle

Popped in to see this little exhibition today at the Castle. It’s something rather different and on until 30th May. Ceramicist, Angelique Medland, is based at The Pottery Box where […]

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Be Deer Aware

 I was only thinking about this the other day when driving. I remember a deer jumping a hedge in front of me once when driving home at dusk. It was a […]

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Police urge respect for all road users including four-legged ones

From Devon & Cornwall Police:Given the number of large vehicles which speed past me and my dog on narrow single-track lanes, life isn’t always valued too highly. The problem of […]

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Bonfires? Watch out for hedgehogs!

From Cornwall Council:   Gardeners starting bonfires this spring are being reminded to look out for hedgehogs as part of Hedgehog Awareness Week. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is urging […]

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Well done, Jackie

Alongside her Refill Shop duties, Jackie Diffey completed her 20km paddle on Monday. A massive well-done to Jackie! Jackie is still accepting donations, having smashed her target. Donate here. All […]

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Hidden dangers in the undergrowth!

By Helen Shingler: Friends from Sussex arrived in the area on Saturday afternoon for a short break in Bude.  Sadly the holiday did not start well, as on Sunday morning […]

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Local Pony Club celebrates busy year at their Presentation Evening

By Michelle Skipp: Tetcott & South Tetcott Pony Club recently celebrated their Presentation Evening with members applauded for a very successful year, competing for the Club or individually, and accomplishing […]

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Money and training available for community nature projects

From Cornwall Council: Community groups can apply for up to £1,000 to create more woodland, orchards and hedgerows in their towns and villages as part of an innovative Cornwall Council […]

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Dog left on beach while owner takes a night dip in the sea at Summerleaze

Bude Coastguard was paged at 21:14 last night. Apparently, a member of the public called 999 (quite rightly) after a dog was found on Summerleaze Beach with a message attached […]

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Just another plastic bottle …

OK, this was just a one-off (well, not really because most days on my dog walks, I pick up plastic bottles) but there is no good reason for plastic bottles […]

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Child dies after dog attack in Looe

Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am this morning, following reports of a 10-year-old boy in an unresponsive state after being attacked […]

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A Wilder Bude?

Reader submitted post: The Wildlife Trust has recently set up a campaign to protect wildlife from development. Starring friends from Wind in the Willows, it shows the realistic effect that […]

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Popping to Penlow for a bit of peace!

Mothering Sunday is looming, and as I’ve written a couple of tributes recently and reported other sad news of loss, I decided to pop to Penlow for a short period […]

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Bude Coastguard in ‘dog over cliff’ rescue

From Bude Coastguard: Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 12:49 yesterday, and tasked to assist Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue Team who had been the first team scrambled following […]

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Bude charity members check out diabetes research in animal-free Exeter lab

When we think of medical research, we tend to think of inaccessible white-coated scientists working in a laboratory surrounded by test-tubes, and sometimes, sadly, testing on animals. So, it was […]

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